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[[File:Ethan encounters a Shiny Charizard.PNG|thumb|Ethan encounters a Shiny [[Charizard]].]]
 
[[File:Ethan encounters a Shiny Charizard.PNG|thumb|Ethan encounters a Shiny [[Charizard]].]]
{{Nihongo|Shiny Pokémon|ポケモンの光る|Pokemon no Hikaru}} are [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] with different coloration than the normal versions of the Pokémon although they have no stat differences at all. Shiny Pokémon have been included since [[Generation II]] in [[Pokémon Gold and Silver|Gold and Silver]] in which the first shiny Pokémon that was introduced was a [[Gyarados|Red Gyarados]]. Shiny Pokémon are considered very rare. The term "shiny" is a reference to their difference in color and their sparkling animation and sound effect when they enter into battle. The term was unofficial prior to [[Generation V]], when the [[Pokédex]] began cataloging shiny Pokémon and using the term itself.
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'''Shiny Pokémon''' (光るポケモン ''Hikaru Pokemon'' or 色違いポケモン ''{{tt|Irochigai|Differently Colored}} Pokemon'') are [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] with different coloration than the normal versions of the Pokémon although they have no stat differences at all. Shiny Pokémon have been included since [[Generation II]] in [[Pokémon Gold and Silver|Gold and Silver]] in which the first shiny Pokémon that was introduced was a [[Gyarados|Red Gyarados]]. Shiny Pokémon are considered very rare. The term "shiny" is a reference to their difference in color and their sparkling animation and sound effect when they enter into battle. The term was originally a fan name prior to [[Generation V]], however, it became so popular that it became the official name and the [[Pokédex]] began cataloging shiny Pokémon and using the term itself.
   
 
==Comparison==
 
==Comparison==
 
The color change can be anywhere from very noticeable, e.g. [[Charizard]]:
 
The color change can be anywhere from very noticeable, e.g. [[Charizard]]:
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Charizard XY.gif|Normal Charizard
 
Charizard XY.gif|Normal Charizard
 
Charizard Shiny XY.gif|Shiny Charizard
 
Charizard Shiny XY.gif|Shiny Charizard
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Other shiny Pokémon are very similar to their normal versions, such as [[Clefable]].
 
Other shiny Pokémon are very similar to their normal versions, such as [[Clefable]].
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Clefable XY.gif|Normal Charizard
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Clefable XY.gif|Normal Clefable
Clefable Shiny XY.gif|Shiny Charizard
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Clefable Shiny XY.gif|Shiny Clefable
 
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==Encountering==
 
==Encountering==
In Generation II, a Pokémon randomly assigned 5 integers between 0 and 15 to determine their base stats. (HP, Attack, Defense, Special, and Speed). If all 5 numbers are equal to 10, the Pokémon's color scheme will be set to 0. The chance of seeing a shiny Pokémon is 1 in every 8192, or a probability of 0.01220703% during each encounter. From [[Generation III]] onwards, shiny Pokémon are determined by other factors such as the Trainer ID number and the personality value of the Pokémon. Despite this change, the odds of randomly encountering a shiny Pokémon is still 1 in 8192. As of [[Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2]], the [[Shiny Charm]] can be obtained to significantly increase chances of encountering a shiny Pokémon. This stacks with most methods listed below.
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In Generation II, a Pokémon randomly assigned 5 integers between 0 and 15 to determine their base stats. (HP, Attack, Defense, Special, and Speed). If all 5 numbers are equal to 10, the Pokémon's color scheme will be set to 0. The chance of seeing a shiny Pokémon is 1 in every 8192, or a probability of 0.00012207031% during each encounter. From [[Generation III]] onwards, shiny Pokémon are determined by other factors such as the Trainer ID number and the personality value of the Pokémon. Despite this change, the odds of randomly encountering a shiny Pokémon is still 1 in 8192. As of [[Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2]], the [[Shiny Charm]] can be obtained to significantly increase chances of encountering a shiny Pokémon. In [[Pokémon Sword & Shield]], there are two variants of Shiny Pokémon; one that sparkles stars and one that sparkles squares. These two different shines don't give any effects to the Pokémon, but show how they were encountered. A Shiny Pokémon that shines stars was encountered in the overworld while a Shiny Pokémon that shines squares was encountered through a random encounter. This stacks with most methods listed below.
   
==Shiny Locked==
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==Shiny-locked==
 
In every generation, there are some Pokémon that can't be legally Shiny, Starting for [[Generation V]], there is a coding in the games that prevent certain Pokémon from being found in the Shiny form in the wild though legitimate ways, they are always [[Legendary Pokémon|Legendary]], [[Mythical Pokémon|Mythical]] and other event Pokémon, they are:
 
In every generation, there are some Pokémon that can't be legally Shiny, Starting for [[Generation V]], there is a coding in the games that prevent certain Pokémon from being found in the Shiny form in the wild though legitimate ways, they are always [[Legendary Pokémon|Legendary]], [[Mythical Pokémon|Mythical]] and other event Pokémon, they are:
   
* [[Generation II]]
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*[[Generation II]]
 
**[[Mew]]
 
**[[Mew]]
   
 
*[[Generation III]]
 
*[[Generation III]]
** [[Celebi]]
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**[[Celebi]]
** [[Jirachi]]
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**[[Jirachi]]
   
 
*[[Generation IV]]
 
*[[Generation IV]]
** [[Celebi]]
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**[[Celebi]]
** [[Arceus]]
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**[[Arceus]]
** Spiky-eared Pichu
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**Spiky-eared Pichu
   
* [[Generation V]]
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*[[Generation V]]
** [[Celebi]]
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**[[Celebi]]
** [[Victini]]
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**[[Victini]]
** [[Reshiram]]
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**[[Reshiram]]
** [[Zekrom]]
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**[[Zekrom]]
** [[Kyurem]]
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**[[Kyurem]]
** [[Keldeo]]
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**[[Keldeo]]
** [[Meloetta]]
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**[[Meloetta]]
   
* [[Generation VI]]
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*[[Generation VI]]
** [[Celebi]]
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**[[Celebi]]
** [[Victini]]
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**[[Victini]]
** [[Keldeo]]
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**[[Keldeo]]
** [[Meloetta]]
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**[[Meloetta]]
** [[Zygarde]]
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**[[Zygarde]]
** [[Hoopa]]
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**[[Hoopa]]
** [[Volcanion]]
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**[[Volcanion]]
** Cosplay Pikachu
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**Cosplay Pikachu
   
* [[Generation VII]]
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*[[Generation VII]]
** [[Victini]]
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**[[Victini]]
** [[Keldeo]]
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**[[Keldeo]]
** [[Meloetta]]
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**[[Meloetta]]
** [[Hoopa]]
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**[[Hoopa]]
** [[Volcanion]]
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**[[Volcanion]]
** [[Tapu Bulu]]
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**[[Tapu Bulu]]
** [[Tapu Fini]]
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**[[Tapu Fini]]
** [[Cosmog]]
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**[[Cosmog]]
** [[Cosmoem]]
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**[[Cosmoem]]
** [[Solgaleo]]
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**[[Solgaleo]]
** [[Lunala]]
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**[[Lunala]]
** [[Necrozma]]
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**[[Necrozma]]
** [[Magearna]]
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**[[Magearna]]
** [[Marshadow]]
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**[[Marshadow]]
** [[Zeraora]]
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**[[Zeraora]]
** Cap Pikachu (excluding the Partner Cap Pikachu)
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**[[Pikachu|Cap Pikachu]] (excluding the Partner Cap Pikachu)
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**[[Partner Pokémon|Partner Pikachu]]
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**[[Partner Pokémon|Partner Eevee]]
   
 
==Methods==
 
==Methods==
 
There are a few different methods to increase the chances of obtaining a shiny Pokémon.
 
There are a few different methods to increase the chances of obtaining a shiny Pokémon.
   
=== Breeding (Gen II) ===
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===Breeding (Gen II)===
In Generation II, breeding with a Shiny Pokémon can increase the odds of producing a Shiny up to a 1/64 chance. This is due to that in Generation II, Shininess was determined by IVs and the fact that IVs are passed down through breeding. However, this only works if the offspring is of the opposite gender as the Shiny parent. An exception to this is if the player possesses a Shiny Ditto, which can breed with almost every Pokémon.
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In Generation II, breeding with a Shiny Pokémon can increase the odds of producing a Shiny up to a 1/64 chance. This is due to that in Generation II, Shininess was determined by IVs and the fact that IVs are passed down through breeding. However, this only works if the offspring is of the opposite gender as the Shiny parent. An exception to this is if the player possesses a Shiny Ditto, which can breed with almost every Pokémon.
   
 
===Chaining (Gen IV)===
 
===Chaining (Gen IV)===
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*If the bush has a whitish shake, it might be a non-native Pokémon.
 
*If the bush has a whitish shake, it might be a non-native Pokémon.
 
*Never use it in water, caves, or tall grass.
 
*Never use it in water, caves, or tall grass.
*The bush with the same type of shake as the first Pokémon one has battled that is the farthest away within a four by four grid is most likely the same Pokémon.
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*The bush with the same type of shake as the first Pokémon one has battled that is the farthest away within a four by four grid is most likely the same Pokémon.
 
*The likelihood of finding a shiny Pokémon increases as the chain increases, maxing out at 40. Pulsing, sparkling grass indicates a Shiny Pokémon is in that bush.
 
*The likelihood of finding a shiny Pokémon increases as the chain increases, maxing out at 40. Pulsing, sparkling grass indicates a Shiny Pokémon is in that bush.
   
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===Masuda Method (Gen IV)===
 
===Masuda Method (Gen IV)===
To use this method one must breed two Pokémon from games in different languages. Using this method improves the odds of hatching a shiny Pokémon from 1/8192 to 1/2048 or 1/1365.3, in [[Generation IV]] or [[Generation V]], respectively. This method was the brainchild of [[Junichi Masuda]], director of GameFreak.
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To use this method one must breed two Pokémon from games in different languages. Using this method improves the odds of hatching a shiny Pokémon from 1/8192 to 1/2048 or 1/1365.3, in [[Generation IV]] or [[Generation V]], respectively. This method was the brainchild of [[Junichi Masuda]], director of GameFreak.
   
===Soft Reset (Gen. II to Gen. VII)===
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===Cute Charm Glitch (Gen IV)===
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While having the first Pokémon in your party have the ability [[Cute Charm]], the ability allows for a 2 in 3 chance of encountering a Pokémon of the opposite gender of the first Pokémon in the party. This ability changes the ID and SID (Secret ID) of the player, giving them a randomly high chance to encounter Shiny Pokémon. If the player has a certain ID or SID number that is very low, then this causes Cute Charm to change it into an unidentifiable number, messing up the ID and SID of the player and the wild Pokémon around the player, allowing for a 21% chance of encountering a Shiny Pokémon rather than the 1/8192 chance.
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===Soft reset (Gen. II to Gen. VII)===
 
One method which is easy enough (but often very time consuming) works for starter Pokémon and most [[Legendary Pokémon]]. Basically, the method is to stand in front of the legendary Pokémon the player character will catch or the starter Pokémon they will take and save. If one doesn't get a shiny Pokémon when getting the starter Pokémon or battle the legendary Pokémon, soft reset the game by pressing A+B+Start+Select on the GBA, L+R+Start+Select on the DS and L+R+Start on the 3DS. This method can often require over 1000 resets before getting a shiny Pokémon.
 
One method which is easy enough (but often very time consuming) works for starter Pokémon and most [[Legendary Pokémon]]. Basically, the method is to stand in front of the legendary Pokémon the player character will catch or the starter Pokémon they will take and save. If one doesn't get a shiny Pokémon when getting the starter Pokémon or battle the legendary Pokémon, soft reset the game by pressing A+B+Start+Select on the GBA, L+R+Start+Select on the DS and L+R+Start on the 3DS. This method can often require over 1000 resets before getting a shiny Pokémon.
   
=== Ultra Wormhole Method ===
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===Ultra Wormhole method (Gen VII)===
In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player can enter the Ultra Wormhole located at the Alter of Sunne/Moone and play the Wormhole Running mini game. Once the player passes 3,000+ Light Years, the chances for encountering Shiny Pokémon increase. The highest odds that the player can achieve in finding a shiny Pokémon is surpassing 5,000 Light Years and finding a Type 4 wormhole, which results in a 36% chance of an encounter.
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In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player can enter the Ultra Wormhole located at the Alter of Sunne/Moone and play the Wormhole Running mini game. Once the player passes 3,000+ Light Years, the chances for encountering Shiny Pokémon increases. The highest odds that the player can achieve in finding a shiny Pokémon is surpassing 5,000 Light Years and finding a Type 4 wormhole, which results in a 36% chance of an encounter.
   
Furthermore, the shininess of a Pokémon is determined when the player lands on the Ultra Space Wilds. Thus, the player save the game before encountering the Pokémon, and can soft reset the Shiny Pokémon in order get a better nature or IVs, and ensure that they can recapture the Pokémon in case it is accidentally defeated in battle.
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Furthermore, the shininess of a Pokémon is determined when the player lands on the Ultra Space Wilds. Thus, the player saves the game before encountering the Pokémon, and can soft reset the Shiny Pokémon in order get a better nature or IVs, and ensure that they can recapture the Pokémon in case it is accidentally defeated in battle.
   
 
There are 19 Pokémon that can be encountered in their shiny forms through this method: Crustle, Heliolisk, Swellow, Hippowdon, Nuzleaf, Audino, Sigilyph, Swanna, Altaria, Medicham, Drapion, Quagsire, Lombre, Grumpig, Floatzel, Magcargo, Stunfisk, Yanmega, Abomasnow.
 
There are 19 Pokémon that can be encountered in their shiny forms through this method: Crustle, Heliolisk, Swellow, Hippowdon, Nuzleaf, Audino, Sigilyph, Swanna, Altaria, Medicham, Drapion, Quagsire, Lombre, Grumpig, Floatzel, Magcargo, Stunfisk, Yanmega, Abomasnow.
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NOTE: If the player has the Shiny Charm, this does NOT increase the odds of the Wormhole hunting method, as the shiny rate for Wormhole hunting has its own rates.
 
NOTE: If the player has the Shiny Charm, this does NOT increase the odds of the Wormhole hunting method, as the shiny rate for Wormhole hunting has its own rates.
   
=== Shiny Chain (Gen VII) ===
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===Shiny chain (Gen VII)===
 
In [[Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee|Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee]], the player is able to start a catch-chain if they repeatedly catch the same Pokémon over and over again. In order to start a catch-chain, one must consistently catch the same Pokémon over and over again without catching any other species (If a player catches 5 Weedles in a row and nothing else, they will have a catch-chain of 5 on Weedle). Notice how other evolutions or pre-evolutions of a Pokémon species do not count (If a player catches 5 Ekans and then catches an Arbok, the chain will break and you will have to start over). If you catch over 31 of the same species, the shininess rarity will not drop lower, as the highest a Catch-Chain can go while also modifying the rarity is at 31. The greater a catch-chain gets, the more likely you are to run into a Pokémon that either has at least 4 perfect IVs or a Shiny Pokémon due to catch-chains being able to lower the rareness of shinies. If you have a Lure in effect or a Shiny Charm (or both), then the chances of running into a Shiny Pokémon will increase. With a Shiny Charm, +31 catch-chain, and a Lure, the chances of running into a Shiny Pokémon drop to a 1 in 273 chance.
 
In [[Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee|Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee]], the player is able to start a catch-chain if they repeatedly catch the same Pokémon over and over again. In order to start a catch-chain, one must consistently catch the same Pokémon over and over again without catching any other species (If a player catches 5 Weedles in a row and nothing else, they will have a catch-chain of 5 on Weedle). Notice how other evolutions or pre-evolutions of a Pokémon species do not count (If a player catches 5 Ekans and then catches an Arbok, the chain will break and you will have to start over). If you catch over 31 of the same species, the shininess rarity will not drop lower, as the highest a Catch-Chain can go while also modifying the rarity is at 31. The greater a catch-chain gets, the more likely you are to run into a Pokémon that either has at least 4 perfect IVs or a Shiny Pokémon due to catch-chains being able to lower the rareness of shinies. If you have a Lure in effect or a Shiny Charm (or both), then the chances of running into a Shiny Pokémon will increase. With a Shiny Charm, +31 catch-chain, and a Lure, the chances of running into a Shiny Pokémon drop to a 1 in 273 chance.
   
==In-Game Shiny Pokémon==
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==In-game Shiny Pokémon==
 
Certain in-game shiny [[Pokémon]] are met as part of the main story in some Pokémon games.
 
Certain in-game shiny [[Pokémon]] are met as part of the main story in some Pokémon games.
   
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In [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Sun and Moon]] and[[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon| Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]], after becoming the Champion, a man in the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center will battle the player character with his shiny [[Exeggcute]].
 
In [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Sun and Moon]] and[[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon| Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]], after becoming the Champion, a man in the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center will battle the player character with his shiny [[Exeggcute]].
   
== Pokémon Go ==
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==Pokémon Go==
 
Certain Pokémon can be obtained as their shiny form through Pokémon Go. However, some of them are only available at certain times or during certain events.
 
Certain Pokémon can be obtained as their shiny form through Pokémon Go. However, some of them are only available at certain times or during certain events.
 
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|March 2017
 
|March 2017
|[[Magikarp]] & [[Gyarados]]
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*2017 Water Festival: [[Magikarp]] & [[Gyarados]]
 
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|August 2017
 
|August 2017
|[[Pikachu]], [[Raichu]] & [[Pichu]]
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*Pikachu Outbreak: [[Pichu]], [[Pikachu]], & [[Raichu]]
 
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|October 2017
 
|October 2017
|[[Sableye]], [[Shuppet]], [[Banette]], [[Duskull]] & [[Dusclops]]
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*Halloween 2017: [[Sableye]], [[Shuppet]], [[Banette]], [[Duskull]], & [[Dusclops]]
 
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|December 2017
 
|December 2017
|[[Mawile]], [[Absol]], [[Snorunt]] & [[Glalie]]
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*Second Hoenn Update: [[Mawile]] & [[Absol]]
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*Third Hoenn Update: [[Snorunt]] & [[Glalie]]
 
|-
 
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|January 2018
 
|January 2018
|[[Feebas]], [[Milotic]], [[Aron]], [[Lairon]] & [[Aggron]]
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*Fourth Hoenn Update: [[Aron]], [[Lairon]], & [[Aggron]]
 
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|February 2018
 
|February 2018
|[[Swablu]], [[Altaria]], [[Luvdisc]], [[Poochyena]], [[Mightyena]], [[Dratini]], [[Dragonair]] & [[Dragonite]]
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|
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*Fifth Hoenn Update: [[Swablu]] & [[Altaria]]
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*Valentines Day 2018: [[Luvdisc]]
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*Lunar New Year Festival: [[Poochyena]] & [[Mightyena]]
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*Dratini Community Day: [[Dratini]], [[Dragonair]] & [[Dragonite]]
 
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|March 2018
 
|March 2018
|[[Lugia]], [[Magby]], [[Magmar]], [[Togepi]], [[Togetic]], [[Wynaut]], [[Wobbuffet]], [[Bulbasaur]], [[Ivysaur]], [[Venusaur]], [[Murkrow]] & [[Honchkrow]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Lugia]]
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*Eggstravaganza Festival 2018: [[Magby]], [[Magmar]], [[Togepi]], [[Togetic]], [[Wynaut]] & [[Wobbuffet]]
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*Bulbasaur Community Day: [[Bulbasaur]], [[Ivysaur]], & [[Venusaur]]
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*April Fools Day 2018: [[Murkrow]]
 
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|April 2018
 
|April 2018
|[[Mareep]], [[Flaaffy]], [[Ampharos]], [[Wailmer]] & [[Wailord]]
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*Mareep Community Day: [[Mareep]], [[Flaaffy]], & [[Ampharos]]
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*Earth Day 2018: [[Wailmer]] & [[Wailord]]
 
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|May 2018
 
|May 2018
|[[Makuhita]], [[Hariyama]], [[Meditite]], [[Medicham]], [[Ho-Oh]], [[Charmander]], [[Charmeleon]], [[Charizard]], [[Omanyte]], [[Omastar]], [[Kabuto]], [[Kabutops]] & [[Aerodactyl]]
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*Battle Showdown 2018: [[Makuhita]], [[Hariyama]], [[Meditite]] & [[Medicham]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Ho-Oh]]
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*Charmander Community Day: [[Charmander]], [[Charmeleon]] & [[Charizard]]
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*Adventure Week 2018: [[Omanyte]], [[Omastar]], [[Kabuto]], [[Kabutops]] & [[Aerodactyl]]
 
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|June 2018
 
|June 2018
|[[Shellder]], [[Cloyster]], [[Kyogre]], [[Larvitar]], [[Pupitar]], [[Tyranitar]], [[Roselia]], [[Budew]]
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*2018 Water Festival: [[Shellder]], [[Cloyster]] & [[Kyogre]]
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*Larvitar Community Day: [[Larvitar]], [[Pupitar]] & [[Tyranitar]]
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*Dortmund Safari Zone: [[Roselia]] & [[Budew]]
 
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|July 2018
 
|July 2018
|[[Articuno]], [[Squirtle]], [[Wartortle]], [[Blastoise]], [[Plusle]], [[Minun]] & [[Zapdos]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Articuno]]
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*Squirtle Community Day: [[Squirtle]], [[Wartortle]] & [[Blastoise]]
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*2018 GO Fest: [[Plusle]] & [[Minun]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Zapdos]]
 
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|August 2018
 
|August 2018
|[[Snubbull]], [[Granbull]], [[Houndour]], [[Houndoom]], [[Eevee]], [[Vaporeon]], [[Jolteon]], [[Flareon]], [[Espeon]], [[Umbreon]], [[Natu]], [[Xatu]], [[Sunkern]], [[Sunflora]], [[Pineco]], [[Forretress]], [[Wingull]] & [[Pelipper]]
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*August 2018 Research Quest: [[Snubbull]], [[Granbull]], [[Houndour]] & [[Houndoom]]
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*Eevee Community Day: [[Eevee]], [[Vaporeon]], [[Jolteon]], [[Flareon]], [[Espeon]] & [[Umbreon]]
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*Johto Fest: [[Natu]], [[Xatu]], [[Sunkern]], [[Sunflora]], [[Pineco]] & [[Forretress]]
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*Yokosuka Safari Zone: [[Wingull]] & [[Pelipper]]
 
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|September 2018
 
|September 2018
|[[Growlithe]], [[Arcanine]], [[Moltres]], [[Geodude]], [[Graveler]], [[Golem]], [[Grimer]], [[Muk]], [[Chikorita]], [[Bayleef]] & [[Meganium]]
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*September 2018 Research Quest: [[Growlithe]] & [[Arcanine]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Moltres]]
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*2018 Global Research Quest: [[Geodude]], [[Graveler]], [[Golem]], [[Grimer]] & [[Muk]]
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*Chikorita Community Day: [[Chikorita]], [[Bayleef]] & [[Meganium]]
 
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|October 2018
 
|October 2018
|[[Krabby]], [[Kingler]], [[Drowzee]], [[Hypno]], [[Nidoran♀]], [[Nidorina]], [[Nidoqueen]], [[Shinx]], [[Luxio]], [[Luxray]], [[Sableye]], [[Beldum]], [[Metang]], [[Metagross]], [[Drifloon]] & [[Drifblim]]
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*October 2018 Research Quest: [[Krabby]] & [[Kingler]]
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*Psychic Spectacular: [[Drowzee]] & [[Hypno]]
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*International Girl Day: [[Nidoran♀]], [[Nidorina]] & [[Nidoqueen]]
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*First Sinnoh Update: [[Shinx]], [[Luxio]] & [[Luxray]]
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*Beldum Community Day: [[Beldum]], [[Metang]] & [[Metagross]]
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*Halloween 2018: [[Drifloon]] & [[Drifblim]]
 
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|November 2018
 
|November 2018
|[[Caterpie]], [[Metapod]], [[Butterfree]], [[Gastly]], [[Haunter]], [[Gengar]], [[Pinsir]], [[Ponyta]], [[Rapidash]], [[Cubone]], [[Marowak]], [[Cyndaquil]], [[Quilava]], [[Typhlosion]], [[Elekid]], [[Electabuzz]], [[Roserade]], [[Honchkrow]], [[Dusknoir]], [[Electivire]], [[Magmortar]], [[Togekiss]], [[Magnemite]], [[Magneton]] & [[Raichu|Alolan Raichu]]
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*November 2018 Research Quest: [[Caterpie]], [[Metapod]] & [[Butterfree]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Gastly]], [[Haunter]], [[Gengar]]
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*Tainan Safari Zone: [[Pinsir]]
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*Ingress Prime Game Debut: [[Ponyta]], [[Rapidash]], [[Cubone]] & [[Marowak]]
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*Cyndaquil Community Day: [[Cyndaquil]], [[Quilava]] & [[Typhlosion]]
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*Hatchathon Festival 2018: [[Elekid]], [[Electabuzz]], [[Roserade]], [[Honchkrow]], [[Dusknoir]], [[Electivire]], [[Magmortar]] & [[Togekiss]]
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*Let's Go Game Debut: [[Magnemite]], [[Magneton]] & [[Raichu|Alolan Raichu]]
 
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|December 2018
 
|December 2018
|[[Misdreavus]], [[Mismagius]], [[Azurill]], [[Marill]], [[Azumarill]], [[Delibird]], [[Sandshrew]] & [[Sandslash]]
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*December 2018 Research Quest: [[Misdreavus]], [[Mismagius]]
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*December Holiday 2018: [[Azurill]], [[Marill]], [[Azumarill]] & [[Delibird]]
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*Tottori Sandshrew Fest: [[Sandshrew]] & [[Sandslash]]
 
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|January 2019
 
|January 2019
|[[Totodile]], [[Croconaw]], [[Feraligatr]], [[Zigzagoon]], [[Linoone]], [[Taillow]], [[Swellow]], [[Groudon]], [[Feebas]], [[Milotic]], [[Psyduck]], [[Golduck]] & [[Froslass]]
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*Totodile Community Day: [[Totodile]], [[Croconaw]] & [[Feraligatr]]
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*Hoenn Fest 2019: [[Zigzagoon]], [[Linoone]], [[Taillow]], [[Swellow]] & [[Groudon]]
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*Feebas Research Quest: [[Feebas]] & [[Milotic]]
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*Porto Alegre Safari Zone: [[Psyduck]] & [[Golduck]]
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*Second Sinnoh Update: [[Froslass]]
 
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|February 2019
 
|February 2019
|[[Spoink]], [[Grumpig]], [[Meltan]], [[Melmetal]], [[Cleffa]], [[Clefairy]], [[Clefable]], [[Smoochum]], [[Jynx]], [[Pidgey]], [[Pidgeotto]], [[Pidgeot]], [[Rattata]], [[Raticate]], [[Clamperl]], [[Huntail]], [[Gorebyss]], [[Latias]], [[Swinub]], [[Piloswine]] & [[Mamoswine]]
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*Lunar New Year Festival: [[Spoink]], [[Grumpig]], [[Meltan]] & [[Melmetal]]
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*Valentines Day 2019: [[Cleffa]], [[Clefairy]], [[Clefable]], [[Smoochum]] & [[Jynx]]
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*Pokémon Day 2019: [[Pidgey]], [[Pidgeotto]], [[Pidgeot]], [[Rattata]] & [[Raticate]]
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*Clamperl Research Quest: [[Clamperl]], [[Huntail]] & [[Gorebyss]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Latias]]
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*Swinub Community Day: [[Swinub]], [[Piloswine]] & [[Mamoswine]]
 
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|March 2019
 
|March 2019
|[[Mankey]], [[Primeape]], [[Machop]], [[Machoke]], [[Machamp]], [[Lunatone]], [[Solrock]], [[Treecko]], [[Grovyle]], [[Sceptile]], [[Lotad]], [[Lombre]], [[Ludicolo]] & [[Castform]]
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*Battle Showdown 2019: [[Mankey]], [[Primeape]], [[Machop]], [[Machoke]] & [[Machamp]]
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*2019 Equinox: [[Lunatone]] & [[Solrock]]
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*Treecko Community Day: [[Treecko]], [[Grovyle]] & [[Sceptile]]
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*Weather Research Quest: [[Lotad]], [[Lombre]], [[Ludicolo]] & [[Castform]]
 
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|April 2019
 
|April 2019
|[[Bagon]], [[Shelgon]], & [[Salamence]]
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*Bug Out: [[Scyther]] & [[Scizor]]
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*Bagon Community Day: [[Bagon]], [[Shelgon]], [[Salamence]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Latios]]
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*Eggstravaganza Festival 2019: [[Buneary]], [[Lopunny]], [[Igglybuff]], [[Jigglypuff]] & [[Wigglytuff]]
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*Sentosa Safari Zone: [[Lapras]] & [[Shuckle]]
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*Earth Day 2019: [[Diglett]] & [[Dugtrio]]
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|May 2019
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*May 2019 Research Quest: [[Seel]] & [[Dewgong]]
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*Detective Pikachu Movie Debut: [[Aipom]] & [[Ambipom]]
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*Third Sinnoh Update: [[Leafeon]] & [[Glaceon]]
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*Torchic Community Day: [[Torchic]], [[Combusken]] & [[Blaziken]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Bronzor]], [[Bronzong]] & [[Cresselia]]
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|June 2019
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*Adventure Week 2019: [[Onix]], [[Steelix]], [[Lileep]], [[Cradily]], [[Anorith]] & [[Armaldo]]
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*Slakoth Community Day: [[Slakoth]], [[Vigoroth]] & [[Slaking]]
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*2019 GO Fest: [[Horsea]], [[Seadra]] & [[Kingdra]]
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*Pokémon GO 3rd Anniversary: [[Rattata|Alolan Rattata]], [[Raticate|Alolan Raticate]], [[Sandshrew|Alolan Sandshrew]], [[Sandslash|Alolan Sandslash]], [[Vulpix|Alolan Vulpix]], [[Ninetales|Alolan Ninetales]], [[Diglett|Alolan Diglett]], [[Dugtrio|Alolan Dugtrio]], [[Meowth|Alolan Meowth]], [[Persian|Alolan Persian]], [[Geodude|Alolan Geodude]], [[Graveler|Alolan Graveler]], [[Golem|Alolan Golem]], [[Grimer|Alolan Grimer]], [[Muk|Alolan Muk]] & [[Exeggutor|Alolan Exeggutor]]
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*June 2019 Research Quest: [[Raikou]]
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|July 2019
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*July 2019 Research Quest: [[Spinda]]
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*Dortmund GO Fest: [[Nidoran♂]], [[Nidorino]] & [[Nidoking]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Entei]]
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*Mudkip Community Day: [[Mudkip]], [[Marshtomp]] & [[Swampert]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Zapdos]]
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*Team Rocket Raid: [[Ekans]], [[Arbok]], [[Zubat]], [[Golbat]], [[Crobat]], [[Koffing]], [[Weezing]], [[Sneasel]] & [[Weavile]]
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*Rayquaza Raid: [[Rayquaza]]
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|August 2019
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*Ralts Community Day: [[Ralts]], [[Kirlia]], [[Gardevoir]] & [[Gallade]]
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*Bonsly Event: [[Bonsly]] & [[Sudowoodo]]
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*Raid Battle: [[Suicune]]
 
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==Anime==
 
==Anime==
 
*[[Jigglypuff (anime)|Jigglypuff]]:<nowiki/> It was in fact a shiny version of a Jigglypuff in reference to the colors of the shiny version of this Pokémon.
 
*[[Jigglypuff (anime)|Jigglypuff]]:<nowiki/> It was in fact a shiny version of a Jigglypuff in reference to the colors of the shiny version of this Pokémon.
*[[Ash's Noctowl|Noctowl]]: [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] caught one while on his travels through [[Johto]]. It also seems to be about half the size of other Noctowl.
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*[[Ash's Noctowl|Noctowl]]: [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] caught one while on his travels through [[Johto]]. It also seems to be about half the size of other Noctowl.
 
*[[Shiny Shuckle|Shuckle]]: While in Johto, [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and co. discovered a Shiny [[Shuckle]].
 
*[[Shiny Shuckle|Shuckle]]: While in Johto, [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and co. discovered a Shiny [[Shuckle]].
 
*[[Lance's Gyarados (anime)|Gyarados]]: First seen in the [[Lake of Rage]] and was caught by [[Lance]]. It was also seen again during the battle between [[Kyogre]] and [[Groudon]]. Lysandre also owns [[Lysandre's Gyarados (anime)|one]] but it died with him when he was killed by Zygarde's Core Enforcer.
 
*[[Lance's Gyarados (anime)|Gyarados]]: First seen in the [[Lake of Rage]] and was caught by [[Lance]]. It was also seen again during the battle between [[Kyogre]] and [[Groudon]]. Lysandre also owns [[Lysandre's Gyarados (anime)|one]] but it died with him when he was killed by Zygarde's Core Enforcer.
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*[[Shiny Metagross]]: In the episode "Noodles! Roamin' Off", James in Team Rocket went out to see this strangely colored Metagross that people had been talking about, and was promptly attacked by the shiny Metagross. Another [[Steven's Metagross (anime)|Shiny Metagross]] is owned by the Hoenn Elite Champion, [[Steven Stone|Steven]].
 
*[[Shiny Metagross]]: In the episode "Noodles! Roamin' Off", James in Team Rocket went out to see this strangely colored Metagross that people had been talking about, and was promptly attacked by the shiny Metagross. Another [[Steven's Metagross (anime)|Shiny Metagross]] is owned by the Hoenn Elite Champion, [[Steven Stone|Steven]].
 
*[[Pichu]]: A Shiny Pichu appeared in the fourth ending of the Diamond and Pearl series: [[Get Fired Up, Spiky-eared Pichu!]].
 
*[[Pichu]]: A Shiny Pichu appeared in the fourth ending of the Diamond and Pearl series: [[Get Fired Up, Spiky-eared Pichu!]].
*[[Ditto 2|Ditto]]: A shiny Ditto appeared in "Dealing With Fierce Double Ditto Drama" under [[Narissa]] 's ownership.
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*[[Ditto 2|Ditto]]: A shiny Ditto appeared in "Dealing With Fierce Double Ditto Drama" under [[Narissa]] 's ownership.
 
*[[Shiny Ariados|Ariados]]: In the Special Episode "Dawn's New Journey", Dawn and Cinco encountered a swarm of Ariados as well as a shiny one using Psychic so the others could wrap Dawn and the others with String Shot.
 
*[[Shiny Ariados|Ariados]]: In the Special Episode "Dawn's New Journey", Dawn and Cinco encountered a swarm of Ariados as well as a shiny one using Psychic so the others could wrap Dawn and the others with String Shot.
 
*[[Entei (MS013)|Entei]], [[Raikou (MS013)|Raikou]], and [[Suicune (MS013)|Suicune]]: the three legendary beasts were shiny guardians of the city in the Pokémon Movie: [[Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]
 
*[[Entei (MS013)|Entei]], [[Raikou (MS013)|Raikou]], and [[Suicune (MS013)|Suicune]]: the three legendary beasts were shiny guardians of the city in the Pokémon Movie: [[Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]
*[[Carlita's Hydreigon|Hydreigon]]: Owned by [[Carlita]] in [[Pokémon Movies|White, Victini, and Reshiram.]] It is used in the tournament In that movie.
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*[[Carlita's Hydreigon|Hydreigon]]: Owned by [[Carlita]] in [[Pokémon Movies|White, Victini, and Reshiram.]] It is used in the tournament In that movie.
*[[Juanita's Golurk|Golurk]]: Owned by Carlita in [[MS014: Pokémon The Movie - Black: Victini and Reshiram / White: Victini and Zekrom|White: Victini and Zekrom]]. It was used to guard Juanita's trailer that contained Victini dolls and candy.
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*[[Juanita's Golurk|Golurk]]: Owned by Carlita in [[MS014: Pokémon The Movie - Black: Victini and Reshiram / White: Victini and Zekrom|White: Victini and Zekrom]]. It was used to guard Juanita's trailer that contained Victini dolls and candy.
*[[Shiny Onix|Onix]]: The Pokémon was seen near the end in, "Expedition to Onix Island" after [[Meloetta]] uses her song to calm down the other attacking Onix. It seemed to have been the leader of the Onix.
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*[[Shiny Onix|Onix]]: The Pokémon was seen near the end in, "Expedition to Onix Island" after [[Meloetta]] uses her song to calm down the other attacking Onix. It seemed to have been the leader of the Onix.
 
*[[Red Genesect]]: This Shiny Legendary Pokémon is the leader of the [[Genesect Army]] in, [[MS016: Pokémon The Movie - Genesect and the Legend Awakened]].
 
*[[Red Genesect]]: This Shiny Legendary Pokémon is the leader of the [[Genesect Army]] in, [[MS016: Pokémon The Movie - Genesect and the Legend Awakened]].
*[[Carl's Hawlucha|Hawlucha]]: Owned by Carl in "When Light and Dark Collide!"
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*[[Carl's Hawlucha|Hawlucha]]: Owned by Carl in "[[XY051: When Light and Dark Collide!|When Light and Dark Collide!]]".
 
*[[Rayquaza (MS018)|Rayquaza]]: A Shiny Legendary Pokémon that can Mega Evolve in [[MS018: Pokémon The Movie - Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]].
 
*[[Rayquaza (MS018)|Rayquaza]]: A Shiny Legendary Pokémon that can Mega Evolve in [[MS018: Pokémon The Movie - Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]].
 
*[[Amelia's Dragonair|Dragonair]]: Owned by [[Amelia (Kalos)|Amelia]].
 
*[[Amelia's Dragonair|Dragonair]]: Owned by [[Amelia (Kalos)|Amelia]].
*[[Shiny Phantump|Phantump]]: Leader of a group of wild Phantump in ''[[XY117: Making Friends and Influencing Villains!|Making Friends and Influencing Villains!]]''.
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*[[Shiny Phantump|Phantump]]: Leader of a group of wild Phantump in "[[XY117: Making Friends and Influencing Villains!|Making Friends and Influencing Villains!]]".
*[[Pikachu]]: This Shiny Pikachu appeared at the end of ''XY117'' during the Poké TV segment that focused on Shiny Pokémon.
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*[[Pikachu]]: This Shiny Pikachu appeared at the end of "[[XY117: Making Friends and Influencing Villains!|Making Friends and Influencing Villains!]]" during the Poké TV segment that focused on Shiny Pokémon.
*[[Alva's Gengar|Gengar]]: Owned by [[Alva]] in ''[[MS019: Pokémon The Movie - Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]''.
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*[[Alva's Gengar|Gengar]]: Owned by [[Alva]] in "[[MS019: Pokémon The Movie - Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]".
*[[Kimia's Gardevoir|Gardevoir]]: Owned by [[Kimia]] in ''Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel''.
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*[[Kimia's Gardevoir|Gardevoir]]: Owned by [[Kimia]] in "Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel".
*[[Horacio's Charjabug|Charjabug]]: Owned by [[Horacio]] in ''[[SM041: Mounting an Electrifying Charge!|Mounting an Electrifying Charge!]]''.
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*[[Horacio's Vikavolt|Vikvaolt]]: Owned by [[Horacio]] as a [[Charjabug]] in "[[SM041: Mounting an Electrifying Charge!|Mounting an Electrifying Charge!]]". It was later revealed to have evolved in "[[SM119: A High-Speed Awakening!|A High-Speed Awakening!]]".
*[[Mimikins|Mimikyu]] (Mimikins): Owned by [[Acerola (anime)|Acerola]] in ''[[SM073: Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?|Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?]]''.
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*[[Mimikins|Mimikyu]] (Mimikins): Owned by [[Acerola (anime)|Acerola]] in "[[SM073: Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?|Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?]]".
*[[Boss (anime Pokémon)|Pikachu]] (Boss): Owned by [[Pikarla]] in ''[[SM091: A Plethora of Pikachu!|A Plethora of Pikachu!]]''.
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*[[Boss (anime Pokémon)|Pikachu]] (Boss): Owned by [[Pikala]] in "[[SM091: A Plethora of Pikachu!|A Plethora of Pikachu!]]".
*[[Shiny Tapu Koko|Tapu Koko]]: Appears in [[SM100]] and saves its normal-colored counterpart.
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*[[Shiny Tapu Koko|Tapu Koko]]: Appears in "[[SM100: Battling the Beast Within!|Battling the Beast Within!]]" and saves its normal-colored counterpart.
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*[[Magearna (anime)|Magearna]]: Lives with [[Lillie (anime)|Lillie]] and her family ("[[SM116: The Secret Princess!|The Secret Princess]]").
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*[[Shiny Guzzlord|Guzzlord]]: Two appear in "[[SM140: Z-Move Showdown!|Z-Move Showdown!]]" as the [[Guzzlord (anime)|regular Guzzlord's]] partners in crime.
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*[[Karabari|Karabari's Pokémon]]: In [[SS014]], Karabari is shown to have a [[Karabari's Psyduck|Shiny Psyduck]]. He is also shown to have obtained Shiny variants of [[Onix]], [[Swinub]], [[Slakoth]], and [[Bagon]] on his [[Karabari's Rotom Phone|Rotom Phone]].
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*[[Celebi (MS023)|Celebi]]: Appears in [[MS023]].
   
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==Non-shiny alternate coloring in the anime==
 
There are a few alternate-colored Pokémon that do not appear this way in the games. These are:
 
There are a few alternate-colored Pokémon that do not appear this way in the games. These are:
* [[Pink Butterfree]]: First appeared in ''IL021.''
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*[[Pink Butterfree]]: First appeared in "[[TB021: Bye Bye Butterfree|Bye Bye Butterfree]]".
* '''Valencia Island Pokemon''': Many Pokemon that appeared in ''OI003'' had alternate colorings such as [[Raticate]], [[Vileplume]], [[Butterfree]], [[Weepinbell]], [[Paras]], [[Nidoran♂|Nidoran''♂'']]'' ''and [[Nidoran♀]].
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*'''Valencia Island Pokemon''': Many Pokemon that appeared in "[[TB085: Poké Ball Peril|Poké Ball Peril]]" had alternate colorings such as [[Raticate]], [[Vileplume]], [[Butterfree]], [[Weepinbell]], [[Paras]], [[Nidoran♂|Nidoran''♂'']]'' ''and [[Nidoran♀]].
* '''Diamond/Crystal Onix''': An [[Onix]] made entirely of crystal appeared in ''OI007''.
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*'''Diamond/Crystal Onix''': An [[Onix]] made entirely of crystal appeared in "[[TB089: The Crystal Onix|The Crystal Onix]]".
* '''Pink Pokemon''': Many Pink Pokémon appeared in ''OI008''. Some of the included [[Caterpie]], [[Weedle]], [[Pidgey]], [[Rattata]], [[Vileplume]], [[Paras]], [[Parasect]], [[Nidoran♂|Nidoran''♂'']]'', ''[[Nidoran♀|Nidoran''♀'']]'', ''[[Nidoking]]'', ''[[Venonat]]'', ''[[Diglett]], [[Mankey]], [[Primeape]], [[Bellsprout]], [[Dodrio]], [[Exeggutor]], [[Rhyhorn]] & [[Rhydon]].
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*'''Pink Pokemon''': Many Pink Pokémon appeared in "[[TB090: In The Pink|In The Pink]]". Some of the included [[Caterpie]], [[Weedle]], [[Pidgey]], [[Rattata]], [[Vileplume]], [[Paras]], [[Parasect]], [[Nidoran♂|Nidoran''♂'']]'', ''[[Nidoran♀|Nidoran''♀'']]'', ''[[Nidoking]]'', ''[[Venonat]]'', ''[[Diglett]], [[Mankey]], [[Primeape]], [[Bellsprout]], [[Dodrio]], [[Exeggutor]], [[Rhyhorn]] & [[Rhydon]].
* '''Imaginary Pink Pokemon''': In the same episode as the debut as Pink Pokemon, Team Rocket had a fantasy where there were more Pink Pokemon not officially revealed. These include [[Pidgeotto]], [[Poliwhirl]], [[Geodude]], [[Oddish]], [[Electabuzz]], [[Arbok (anime)|Arbok]], [[Weezing (anime)|Weezing]] & [[Scyther]].
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*'''Imaginary Pink Pokemon''': In the same episode as the debut as Pink Pokemon, Team Rocket had a fantasy where there were more Pink Pokemon not officially revealed. These include [[Pidgeotto]], [[Poliwhirl]], [[Geodude]], [[Oddish]], [[Electabuzz]], [[Arbok (anime)|Arbok]], [[Weezing (anime)|Weezing]] & [[Scyther]].
* [[Lapras (anime)|'''Ash's Lapras's Mother''']]: It is revealed in ''OI033'' that [[Ash's Lapras]] has a mother and that she is a slightly lighter color than normal [[Lapras]].
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*[[Lapras (anime)|'''Ash's Lapras's Mother''']]: It is revealed in "[[TB115: Viva Las Lapras|Viva Las Lapras]]" that [[Ash's Lapras]] has a mother and that she is a slightly lighter color than normal [[Lapras]].
* '''Snorlax Snowmen''': A few [[Snorlax]] in ''PK009'' are just like normal Snorlax except they have more of a light-blue to their fur and normally specialize in {{Type|Ice}}-type moves like [[Blizzard]].
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*'''Snorlax Snowmen''': A few [[Snorlax]] in "[[PK009: Snorlax Snowman|Snorlax Snowman]]" are just like normal Snorlax except they have more of a light-blue to their fur and normally specialize in {{Type|Ice}}-type moves like [[Blizzard]].
* '''Reddy''': A purple-skinned [[Kecleon]] known as [[Reddy]] appeared in ''JE089''.
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*'''Reddy''': A purple-skinned [[Kecleon]] known as [[Reddy]] appeared in "[[JE089: The Kecleon Caper|The Kecleon Caper]]".
* '''Three Miscolored Pokémon''': Though possibly just a coloring error, in ''AG151, ''there is a cameo including a light-blue [[Marill]], a blue [[Breloom]], and a [[Shroomish]] with white spots.
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*'''Three Miscolored Pokémon''': Though possibly just a coloring error, in "[[AG152: Weekend Warrior|Weekend Warrior]]," there is a cameo including a light-blue [[Marill]], a blue [[Breloom]], and a [[Shroomish]] with white spots.
* '''Gold Sudowoodo''': In ''AG173'', a [[Keenan's Sudowoodo|Golden Sudowoodo]] under the ownership of [[Keenan]] is seen. This golden-feature was added during a science experiment in order to make Sudowoodo less weak to {{Type|Water}}-type attacks. This was later reversed.
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*'''Gold Sudowoodo''': In "[[AG174: All That Glitters is Not Golden!|All That Glitters is Not Golden!]]", a [[Keenan's Sudowoodo|Golden Sudowoodo]] under the ownership of [[Keenan]] is seen. This golden-feature was added during a science experiment in order to make Sudowoodo less weak to {{Type|Water}}-type attacks. This was later reversed.
* '''Mismagius + Rayquaza''': In ''DP043'', a [[Mismagius]] fuses with a [[Rayquaza]], creating a Rayquaza with the coloring of a Mismagius.
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*'''Mismagius + Rayquaza''': In "[[DP043: Malice In Wonderland!|Malice In Wonderland!]]", a [[Mismagius]] fuses with a [[Rayquaza]], creating a Rayquaza with the coloring of a Mismagius.
* '''[[Toxapex (SM058)|Darker Mareanie]]''': A slightly darker [[Mareanie]] (which later evolved into a [[Toxapex]]) appeared in ''SM058''.
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*'''[[Toxapex (SM058)|Darker Mareanie]]''': A slightly darker [[Mareanie]] (which later evolved into a [[Toxapex]]) appeared in "[[SM058: Fighting Back the Tears!|Fighting Back the Tears!]]".
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*[[Tiny]]: Tiny, a [[Passimian]] that appeared in "[[SM064: A Touchdown for the Team!|A Touchdown for the Team!]]", has a green mark on its head instead of an orange one. Multiple other Passimian that appeared also had red markings on their chest instead of green ones.
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*[[Ash's Melmetal|Ash's Meltan]]: The hex nut on Meltans head is slightly darker than other Meltan, possibly due to being used as part of [[Team Rocket]]'s car.
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*[[Ash's Gengar]]: Gengar's color is lighter than other Gengar. Gengar's alternate color is very similar to how it appear in the main series games and its game art in the [[Generation III]] game: [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Version|Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen]].
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Pink Rhyhorn.png|[[Pink Rhyhorn]]
 
Pink Rhyhorn.png|[[Pink Rhyhorn]]
 
Pink Nidoking.png|[[Pink Nidoking]]
 
Pink Nidoking.png|[[Pink Nidoking]]
Reddy.png|[[Reddy]]
 
 
PinkPrimeape,Caterpie,Weedle & Venonat.png|Pink Primeape, Caterpie, Venonat & Weedle
 
PinkPrimeape,Caterpie,Weedle & Venonat.png|Pink Primeape, Caterpie, Venonat & Weedle
 
Pink Nidorans.png|Pink versions of both Nidoran♀ and Nidoran ♂
 
Pink Nidorans.png|Pink versions of both Nidoran♀ and Nidoran ♂
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Reddy.png|[[Reddy]]
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DP043 9.jpg|Mismagius fuses with Rayquaza, causing Rayquaza to turn a dark purple
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SM064 7.png|Tiny (middle) has a green head-mark instead of an orange one
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SM064 16.png|Multiple Passimian with red chest-markings
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Ash's Meltan with friends.png|Ash's Meltan (top right) has a slightly darker hex nut than the other Meltan
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Ash Gengar.png|Ash's Gengar who skin is lighter than its other species.
 
</gallery>
 
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*The Pokémon which reside in parts of the [[Orange Islands]] are colored differently to other Pokémon. The color changes are due to climate and natural adaption according to [[Professor Ivy]].
 
*The Pokémon which reside in parts of the [[Orange Islands]] are colored differently to other Pokémon. The color changes are due to climate and natural adaption according to [[Professor Ivy]].
 
*In the Anime, "In the Pink" was just that apparently, eating the berries there turned Pokémon pink. However, if the Pokémon stopped eating the berries, they would discontinue being pink. Ash's Pikachu was temporarily pink due to this.
 
*In the Anime, "In the Pink" was just that apparently, eating the berries there turned Pokémon pink. However, if the Pokémon stopped eating the berries, they would discontinue being pink. Ash's Pikachu was temporarily pink due to this.
*The term "Shiny Pokémon" was originally a fan name, however, it became so popular that it became the official name for differently colored Pokémon.
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*Although both Legendary Pokémon and Ultra Beasts can be encountered in the Ultra Wormhole, they are NOT affected by the shiny formula, and can only be encountered in their shiny form through normal odds soft resetting. However, they can be affected by the Shiny Charm if the player possesses it.
*Although both legendary Pokémon and Ultra Beasts can be encountered in the Ultra Wormhole, they are NOT affected by the shiny formula, and can only be encountered in their shiny form through normal odds soft resetting. However, they can be affected by the Shiny Charm if the player possesses it.
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*In the American version of Pokémon Crystal, the Odd Egg has a 14% chance of hatching into a Shiny Pokémon. In the Japanese version, the odds are increased to a 50% chance of a Shiny.
*In the American version of Pokemon Crystal, the Odd Egg has a 14% chance of hatching into a Shiny Pokemon. In the Japanese version, the odds are increased to a 50% chance of a Shiny.
 
 
*Certain main events in the game can include Shiny Pokémon:
 
*Certain main events in the game can include Shiny Pokémon:
 
**The [[Zigzagoon]] used in the capture tutorial in [[Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Version|Ruby &amp; Sapphire]].
 
**The [[Zigzagoon]] used in the capture tutorial in [[Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Version|Ruby &amp; Sapphire]].
 
**The Zigzagoon/[[Poochyena]] that attacks [[Professor Birch]] in Ruby & Sapphire.
 
**The Zigzagoon/[[Poochyena]] that attacks [[Professor Birch]] in Ruby & Sapphire.
**The [[Ralts]] that [[Wally]] catches in Ruby & Sapphire (however, this only happens when he catches it).
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**The [[Ralts]] that [[Wally]] catches in Ruby & Sapphire (however, this only happens when he catches it and will not be Shiny afterwards).
 
**Rental Pokémon in the [[Battle Factory]] in [[Pokémon Emerald Version|Emerald]].
 
**Rental Pokémon in the [[Battle Factory]] in [[Pokémon Emerald Version|Emerald]].
 
**Wild Pokémon found in the [[Battle Pyramid]] and the [[Battle Pike]] in Emerald.
 
**Wild Pokémon found in the [[Battle Pyramid]] and the [[Battle Pike]] in Emerald.
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**[[Battle Frontier]] Pokémon used in [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Version|HeartGold]], [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Version|SoulSilver]] & [[Pokémon Platinum Version|Platinum]].
 
**[[Battle Frontier]] Pokémon used in [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Version|HeartGold]], [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Version|SoulSilver]] & [[Pokémon Platinum Version|Platinum]].
 
**The [[Minccino]] and [[Cinccino]] used in the introduction in [[Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer|Black]], [[Pokémon White|White]], [[Black 2 and White 2 Version|Black 2 and White 2]].
 
**The [[Minccino]] and [[Cinccino]] used in the introduction in [[Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer|Black]], [[Pokémon White|White]], [[Black 2 and White 2 Version|Black 2 and White 2]].
**The [[Purrloin]] that [[Bianca]] catches in Black 2 and White 2.
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**The [[Purrloin]] that [[Bianca (Unova)|Bianca]] catches in Black 2 and White 2.
 
**The [[Bunnelby]] and [[Fletchling]] used in the capture tutorial in [[Pokémon X and Y|X and Y]].
 
**The [[Bunnelby]] and [[Fletchling]] used in the capture tutorial in [[Pokémon X and Y|X and Y]].
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*It is possible to get Shiny Pokémon in the demo versions of [[Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire]] and [[Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee|Let's Go Pikachu &amp; Let's Go Eevee]], though they will not appear in their Shiny Pokémon coloration. Instead, the Pokémon will play the Shiny Pokémon shine animation when sent out in battle.
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*In [[Pokémon Colosseum]], some Pokémon have changed Shiny colorations. For instance, [[Camerupt|Camerupt's]] Shiny normally has black fur with yellow rings in the main games, but it instead has dark red fur with green rings in Pokémon Colosseum.
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*In [[Pokémon HOME]], some Pokémon have Shiny colorations that don't appear in the games. For instance, [[Castform]] doesn't have alternate colors for its other forms when Shiny in the main games, but in Pokémon HOME, it does.
   
 
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Ethan encounters a Shiny Charizard

Ethan encounters a Shiny Charizard.

Shiny Pokémon (光るポケモン Hikaru Pokemon or 色違いポケモン Irochigai Pokemon) are Pokémon with different coloration than the normal versions of the Pokémon although they have no stat differences at all. Shiny Pokémon have been included since Generation II in Gold and Silver in which the first shiny Pokémon that was introduced was a Red Gyarados. Shiny Pokémon are considered very rare. The term "shiny" is a reference to their difference in color and their sparkling animation and sound effect when they enter into battle. The term was originally a fan name prior to Generation V, however, it became so popular that it became the official name and the Pokédex began cataloging shiny Pokémon and using the term itself.

Comparison

The color change can be anywhere from very noticeable, e.g. Charizard:

Other shiny Pokémon are very similar to their normal versions, such as Clefable.

Encountering

In Generation II, a Pokémon randomly assigned 5 integers between 0 and 15 to determine their base stats. (HP, Attack, Defense, Special, and Speed). If all 5 numbers are equal to 10, the Pokémon's color scheme will be set to 0. The chance of seeing a shiny Pokémon is 1 in every 8192, or a probability of 0.00012207031% during each encounter. From Generation III onwards, shiny Pokémon are determined by other factors such as the Trainer ID number and the personality value of the Pokémon. Despite this change, the odds of randomly encountering a shiny Pokémon is still 1 in 8192. As of Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, the Shiny Charm can be obtained to significantly increase chances of encountering a shiny Pokémon. In Pokémon Sword & Shield, there are two variants of Shiny Pokémon; one that sparkles stars and one that sparkles squares. These two different shines don't give any effects to the Pokémon, but show how they were encountered. A Shiny Pokémon that shines stars was encountered in the overworld while a Shiny Pokémon that shines squares was encountered through a random encounter. This stacks with most methods listed below.

Shiny-locked

In every generation, there are some Pokémon that can't be legally Shiny, Starting for Generation V, there is a coding in the games that prevent certain Pokémon from being found in the Shiny form in the wild though legitimate ways, they are always Legendary, Mythical and other event Pokémon, they are:

Methods

There are a few different methods to increase the chances of obtaining a shiny Pokémon.

Breeding (Gen II)

In Generation II, breeding with a Shiny Pokémon can increase the odds of producing a Shiny up to a 1/64 chance. This is due to that in Generation II, Shininess was determined by IVs and the fact that IVs are passed down through breeding. However, this only works if the offspring is of the opposite gender as the Shiny parent. An exception to this is if the player possesses a Shiny Ditto, which can breed with almost every Pokémon.

Chaining (Gen IV)

This method uses the Pokéradar in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, X and Y to encounter chains of the same Pokémon. Here's a few tips (Non-Gen VI):

  • If the bush just shakes, it is a Sinnoh Pokémon.
  • If the bush has a whitish shake, it might be a non-native Pokémon.
  • Never use it in water, caves, or tall grass.
  • The bush with the same type of shake as the first Pokémon one has battled that is the farthest away within a four by four grid is most likely the same Pokémon.
  • The likelihood of finding a shiny Pokémon increases as the chain increases, maxing out at 40. Pulsing, sparkling grass indicates a Shiny Pokémon is in that bush.

For the Gen VI games, specifically ORAS, chaining has been made much easier thanks to the DexNav application on the PokéNav+. Using the DexNav function, players can see which Pokémon is in a patch of grass without having to risk encountering it. Likewise, scaring off a Pokémon using the DexNav (i.e. failing to sneak up on it) does not break the chain.

Masuda Method (Gen IV)

To use this method one must breed two Pokémon from games in different languages. Using this method improves the odds of hatching a shiny Pokémon from 1/8192 to 1/2048 or 1/1365.3, in Generation IV or Generation V, respectively. This method was the brainchild of Junichi Masuda, director of GameFreak.

Cute Charm Glitch (Gen IV)

While having the first Pokémon in your party have the ability Cute Charm, the ability allows for a 2 in 3 chance of encountering a Pokémon of the opposite gender of the first Pokémon in the party. This ability changes the ID and SID (Secret ID) of the player, giving them a randomly high chance to encounter Shiny Pokémon. If the player has a certain ID or SID number that is very low, then this causes Cute Charm to change it into an unidentifiable number, messing up the ID and SID of the player and the wild Pokémon around the player, allowing for a 21% chance of encountering a Shiny Pokémon rather than the 1/8192 chance.

Soft reset (Gen. II to Gen. VII)

One method which is easy enough (but often very time consuming) works for starter Pokémon and most Legendary Pokémon. Basically, the method is to stand in front of the legendary Pokémon the player character will catch or the starter Pokémon they will take and save. If one doesn't get a shiny Pokémon when getting the starter Pokémon or battle the legendary Pokémon, soft reset the game by pressing A+B+Start+Select on the GBA, L+R+Start+Select on the DS and L+R+Start on the 3DS. This method can often require over 1000 resets before getting a shiny Pokémon.

Ultra Wormhole method (Gen VII)

In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player can enter the Ultra Wormhole located at the Alter of Sunne/Moone and play the Wormhole Running mini game. Once the player passes 3,000+ Light Years, the chances for encountering Shiny Pokémon increases. The highest odds that the player can achieve in finding a shiny Pokémon is surpassing 5,000 Light Years and finding a Type 4 wormhole, which results in a 36% chance of an encounter.

Furthermore, the shininess of a Pokémon is determined when the player lands on the Ultra Space Wilds. Thus, the player saves the game before encountering the Pokémon, and can soft reset the Shiny Pokémon in order get a better nature or IVs, and ensure that they can recapture the Pokémon in case it is accidentally defeated in battle.

There are 19 Pokémon that can be encountered in their shiny forms through this method: Crustle, Heliolisk, Swellow, Hippowdon, Nuzleaf, Audino, Sigilyph, Swanna, Altaria, Medicham, Drapion, Quagsire, Lombre, Grumpig, Floatzel, Magcargo, Stunfisk, Yanmega, Abomasnow.

NOTE: If the player has the Shiny Charm, this does NOT increase the odds of the Wormhole hunting method, as the shiny rate for Wormhole hunting has its own rates.

Shiny chain (Gen VII)

In Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, the player is able to start a catch-chain if they repeatedly catch the same Pokémon over and over again. In order to start a catch-chain, one must consistently catch the same Pokémon over and over again without catching any other species (If a player catches 5 Weedles in a row and nothing else, they will have a catch-chain of 5 on Weedle). Notice how other evolutions or pre-evolutions of a Pokémon species do not count (If a player catches 5 Ekans and then catches an Arbok, the chain will break and you will have to start over). If you catch over 31 of the same species, the shininess rarity will not drop lower, as the highest a Catch-Chain can go while also modifying the rarity is at 31. The greater a catch-chain gets, the more likely you are to run into a Pokémon that either has at least 4 perfect IVs or a Shiny Pokémon due to catch-chains being able to lower the rareness of shinies. If you have a Lure in effect or a Shiny Charm (or both), then the chances of running into a Shiny Pokémon will increase. With a Shiny Charm, +31 catch-chain, and a Lure, the chances of running into a Shiny Pokémon drop to a 1 in 273 chance.

In-game Shiny Pokémon

Certain in-game shiny Pokémon are met as part of the main story in some Pokémon games.

A Red Gyarados appears in Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver, as part of a story arc, and can be caught in a way similar to most legendary Pokémon. In Pokémon Crystal, the player can acquire an Odd Egg from the Day Care Center that has higher odds of hatching a Shiny Pokémon. However, this only true in Japan as the Odd Egg has a 50% chance for Shiny and all other games have a 14% chance for Shiny.

In FireRed and LeafGreen, a Trainer with a Shiny Espeon can be battled inside the Trainer Tower on one of the Sevii Islands. There are also other trainers with Shiny Meowth and Shiny Seaking.

In Black and White 2, the player can catch a Shiny Haxorus in the post-story, after the player completes the National Pokédex. The player can also receive a Shiny Gible in Black 2 and a Shiny Dratini in White 2.

In Sun and Moon and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, after becoming the Champion, a man in the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center will battle the player character with his shiny Exeggcute.

Pokémon Go

Certain Pokémon can be obtained as their shiny form through Pokémon Go. However, some of them are only available at certain times or during certain events.

Date Shiny Pokémon
March 2017
August 2017
October 2017
December 2017
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019

Anime

Non-shiny alternate coloring in the anime

There are a few alternate-colored Pokémon that do not appear this way in the games. These are:

Trivia

Let&#039;s Go Pikachu and Eevee shiny

A Shiny Nidoran♀ in Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee.

  • In Generation II games, shiny Pokémon can be slightly stronger than their normal colored counterparts. However, this is not true for later generations.
    • This is due to the IVs of a Pokémon in Generation II depends on whether or not it is shiny. This makes it so that certain strange things happen depending on the IVs and shininess of a Pokémon.
      • In Generation II, Unown's IVs depend on its letter, so only Unown letter "I" and "V" can be shiny.
      • The move Hidden Power is also dependent on IVs in Generation II, so the only type of Hidden Power a shiny Pokémon can have is either a Grass-type or Dragon-type.
      • Gender is also dependent on IVs in Generation II, so there can't be a shiny Pokémon with a gender ratio of seven males to one female that is also female.
  • There are examples of Pokémon which, although colored differently, are not officially shiny, such as gender or form differences in regular coloring such as in Hippowdon, Jellicent, and Gastrodon. However, these are not shiny variants, but each gender or form will have its own shiny color that differs from the usual color for their gender or form.
  • The first alternately colored Pokémon to appear in the anime series was seen by Ash in the first season when he released his Butterfree so it could find a mate.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, two Kecleon own a shop in the town square. One is a dark purple color, similarly to Reddy.
  • The Pokémon which reside in parts of the Orange Islands are colored differently to other Pokémon. The color changes are due to climate and natural adaption according to Professor Ivy.
  • In the Anime, "In the Pink" was just that apparently, eating the berries there turned Pokémon pink. However, if the Pokémon stopped eating the berries, they would discontinue being pink. Ash's Pikachu was temporarily pink due to this.
  • Although both Legendary Pokémon and Ultra Beasts can be encountered in the Ultra Wormhole, they are NOT affected by the shiny formula, and can only be encountered in their shiny form through normal odds soft resetting. However, they can be affected by the Shiny Charm if the player possesses it.
  • In the American version of Pokémon Crystal, the Odd Egg has a 14% chance of hatching into a Shiny Pokémon. In the Japanese version, the odds are increased to a 50% chance of a Shiny.
  • Certain main events in the game can include Shiny Pokémon:
  • It is possible to get Shiny Pokémon in the demo versions of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee, though they will not appear in their Shiny Pokémon coloration. Instead, the Pokémon will play the Shiny Pokémon shine animation when sent out in battle.
  • In Generation IV, if a Double Battle is started and both Wild Pokémon are the same species AND both Shiny Pokémon, the game will crash.
  • In Pokémon Colosseum, some Pokémon have changed Shiny colorations. For instance, Camerupt's Shiny normally has black fur with yellow rings in the main games, but it instead has dark red fur with green rings in Pokémon Colosseum.
  • In Pokémon HOME, some Pokémon have Shiny colorations that don't appear in the games. For instance, Castform doesn't have alternate colors for its other forms when Shiny in the main games, but in Pokémon HOME, it does.

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